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New video series reveals dating advice from kids

Who needs agony aunts when the little people in your life might hold the answers to how you go from date to mate? A new video series presents the love and dating 'advice' of adorable young kiddies, who have lots to say on topics as far ranging as how you approach someone across a bar, to how long you should wait before putting in that first phone call and how you select the perfect first date outfit.

And if you're wondering what qualifies the babes to dish out such grown-up advice, you might be surprised: "I had four girlfriends when I was seven," says one. "I know what it feels like. One of them was for a year, one of them was for eight minutes. Don't ask!"

HOW TO APPROACH SOMEONE ACROSS A BAR?

Be brave and be direct - that's the advice of the panel of mini love gurus, who urge anyone toying with the idea of approaching a potential love match to summon up a big dose of courage and just go for it. "You have to say to yourself, 'I'm so dumb if I don't go over there'," says one. "You need to be strong, and you can't hold back 'cos she could be gone," says another.

But once you've made your move, what do you say? There's no playing games with this lot, who insist the direct approach is best. "Say, 'How's your night?', 'What's your name?', and 'Why are you just sitting there?'"

Of course, no amount of courage or direct talk guarantees a positive outcome - rejection is a possibility, and if you're in this unlucky situation, you just have to move on, say the little ones. "If she says 'yes' then you're lucky, but if she says 'no' there's nothing you can really do about it. You just have to walk away and you never know, you [might] see a prettier girl and go up to her, and maybe she says 'yes'."


[VIDEO] KIDS ON: HOW TO APPROACH SOMEONE ACROSS A BAR


HOW LONG TO WAIT BEFORE CALLING SOMEONE

There was a mixed bag of advice from the little ones on this one. "Instantly when you get home," said one camp, while a more reserved panel of mini love experts urged more caution: "You certainly don't go home and call them - that's ridiculous. That's going to make you look like a complete creep."

"Wait a couple of weeks or a year or so," suggested one, while another reckons that one week is "enough time to get her thinking about you."


[VIDEO] KIDS ON: HOW LONG DO YOU WAIT TO CALL?


TO TEXT OR TO CALL?

The kids were quick to point out the misunderstandings that can arise from an ambiguous text message. "If you text you don't know if she says 'bye' if she means it in a nice way."

But if you do plump for a first text, the advice from the panel of poppets is to keep it simple: "Hey, wanna go out sometime?" is a good start. Or you might go for "Hi, would you please meet me at the town hall?" Another advocates a more direct approach: "Have you been thinking about me? Are you going to call me? Are you going to text me back?"

If you go for the more traditional phone call, on the other hand, it's really important to prepare, say the little ones. "You have to breathe and get all [the tension] out."


[VIDEO] KIDS ON: TEXT OR CALL?


TO HAVE DINNER OR DRINKS?

Either is acceptable according to the kiddies, but they do have some wise words for anyone plumping for drinks only: "Don't get intoxicated right away." And if you fancy dinner instead, just make sure it's "somewhere not too big or where everything is deep-fried; [choose] somewhere nice and chill."


[VIDEO] KIDS ON: DINNER OR DRINKS ON A FIRST DATE?


DECIDING WHAT TO WEAR

Putting together your first date outfit is a big responsibility, but thankfully the mini matchmakers have some excellent strategies.

"Wear something that looks fresh to other people," said one.

"If you know what their favourite colour is you should paint your outfit that colour, except for your tie, which you should leave red," suggests another.

"If you put on a top hat that would be weird, but if you put on a nice cap or jazzy sunglasses..." muses another.

Finally, if all else fails, resort to simple measures: "Take out all your shirts and do 'eeny meeny miny moe'!"


[VIDEO] KIDS ON: DECIDING WHAT TO WEAR


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Author: Rebecca

Rebecca lives in London with her husband, daughter and dachshund. She hopes her dating blogs for Flame Introductions will inspire you to seek out the best London and UK locations for brilliant dates, and discover some tips along the way to help you find your perfect partner.

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